AgriProFocus Ethiopia - Annual Network Day

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  22 November 2018, 08:30-18:00
  Azzeman Hotel, Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

In this full day event, AgriProFocus Network members will have the opportunity to network, promote their work in the agriculture sector, and learn together about sector trends and new tools for sector development. 

More specicfically this event features the following activities: 

* Keynote presentations on food security in Ethiopia, research findings on gender in agriculture, and developing markets for sustainability in agriculture. 

* Breakout groups with presentations and discussions on sustainability in commercial agriculture, and on  agroecology.

* Workshops on tools for addressing gender in agricultural value chains, and on maximizing your online communications with the AgriProFocus website and social media. 

* Launch of the Youth Business Challenge!

* Networking over booths and drinks.

Please find full program attached. All AgriProFocus Ethiopia members are welcome to participate, but they must register via this link.

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 31 October 2018 at 07:39

Meet Remy Rutayisire: A university student on a mission to build a livestock business empire

Jean Remy Rutayisire is quite different from most youths. Unlike the majority of young men and women who find agriculture unattractive, Rutayisire says that this is an industry that has fascinated him since his childhood.

Desperate to raise money to start up an agricultural project, the Chief Executive Officer of the Muhanga based Urugwiro Poultry Farm Ltd took up a part-time job in photography in 2015. Since he was a high school student by then, he was only able to work during holidays, earning a daily wage of Rwf2,000.

He used some for his pocket money at school and saved the rest. By December last year, he had saved up to Rwf200,000—inadequate to see him venture into a significant farming project.

He was looking for Rwf2 million. However, efforts to mobilise capital from friends and relatives were unsuccessful. With his meagre savings, he decided to start a small poultry farm. o his

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Aime Hagabimana it is a great achievement project as youth!!!! big it up...

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 30 October 2018 at 01:47

The National Youth In Agribusiness Forum (PAINT-Y)

The National Youth in Agribusiness Forum will take place on Tuesday 27th November 2018 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi from 7.00 am- 7.00 pm. The theme for this year is “Investing in the Next Frontier in Agricultural Transformation” and aims to bring county, national, regional and international stakeholders working towards supporting the youth in the agri-food sector. The Forum is one of the components under the PAINT-Y platform.

PAINT – Y (Promoting Agribusiness Investment Network and Trade for Youth) is a platform that appreciates the numerous initiatives that exist towards supporting youth in agribusiness and it is this rich pool of information, knowledge, experiences and expertise that PAINT-Y brings it all together with the goal of transforming agriculture and food systems for Kenya and the region. PAINT-Y is designed on the proposition that if all stakeholders can link to each other at their point of convergence, share an

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Tutoke Vipi - Agriculture Sector

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  03 November 2018, 13:30-15:30
  Mega Complex (6th Floor), Arusha

Hey young Tanzanian,

Ever asked yourself what business you should start?

Obuntu Hub is excited to launch a new programme called "Tutoke Vipi". It is a series of interactive conferences with experts in different sector who will share their practical experiences and business opportunities available for young entrepreneurs in the particular sector. 

The first edition will focus on Africa's 'green gold' - Agriculture.

Obuntu Hub is honored to host Neema Lugangira who has been been driving entrepreneurship and policy innovations in agriculture in Tanzania and abroad.

Join Obuntu hub from 13.30 to 15.30 pm on November 3rd in Arusha at Mega complex 6th Floor to discuss what opportunity the agriculture sector can offer you.

Interested? Find out more HERE

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 25 October 2018 at 09:21


Location: Syngenta Farms Lusaka

Program Length: 6 months

Remuneration: K3,282 gross per month plus benefits

Anticipated start date: end of November

Number of Spots Available: 7

Application Process:

If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding role, please follow the following steps by November 2nd:

1. Fill in the following survey:

2. AND, send in only the following documents to with the subject line ‘YTIP Trainee


a. Your professional CV (maximum 2 pages including 2 references with their email addresses),

b. A cover letter address to Ms. Firth, and

c. A copy of your degree certificate.

See attachment for more details.


Breakfast Meeting: Youth

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  23 October 2018, 08:30-10:00
  AgriProFocus Office NL

Breakfast Meeting: Cultivating collaboration between Youth initiatives

- Invitation only -

There is more and more recognition for the importance of youth in the AgriFood sector. They  hold the key to finding new, innovative and sustainable solutions for challenges within this sector! This also means there is a rise in the amount and variety of initiates supporting youth in this sector. 

AgriProFocus has identified the need for more collaboration between these initiates, creating a more aligned supply of support to young agripreneurs. 

That is why AgriProFocus has been working the last couple of months on the design of a new global youth initiative that focuses on synergy and collaboration between youth projects/programmes worldwide. 

This design is taking shape, thanks to the regular input from members, and we are getting really enthusiastic! 

We are organizing a breakfast meeting on the 23rd of October, getting even more input from members. At this meeting we take a breat

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 22 October 2018 at 07:58


AgriProFocus Kenya and Kenarava Group organised a youth in agribusiness stakeholder meeting and launch of PAINT-Y (Promoting Agribusiness Investment Networking and Trade for Youth). PAINT-Y is a platform that centers youths as the driving force of their agenda. The event was held on 18th October, 2018 at Dusit D2 hotel and it brought together different stakeholders to discuss on how opportunities can be harnessed for collective action for scale and impact. In attendance were agripreneurs, researchers, policymakers, private sector and; government representatives from Kenya, Netherlands and Israel.

The meeting aimed at sharing AgriProFocus research findings on “Status of Youth in Agribusiness in Kenya,” provide a platform for contributions from youths in agribusiness on their struggles, successes, role of stakeholders in supporting youth and launch of PAINT-Y.

The Deputy Ambassador of Israel to Kenya, Mr. Eyal David informed delegates on some of the in

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DANIEL KAMAU  where will this event take place 29th November, 2018

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Sharon Anyango Hi Daniel, we will keep you posted about the event by the end of this week. Looking forward to see you at the PAINT-Y  Forum.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 18 October 2018 at 07:43

Stakeholder meeting PAINT-Y!

AgriProFocus, Kenya in collaboration with Kenerava Group will today hold a stakeholders meeting on Youth in Agribusiness and how they can harness opportunities for collective action for scale and impact. The aim of the meeting is to share insights from the scan done by AgriFocus on the status of Kenyan youth in Agribusiness, provide a platform for youths in agribusiness to share their struggles, successes and the role of stakeholders in creating an effective support ecosystem for youth to thrive and grow. Lastly, there will be a launch of PAINT-Y, a platform that uniquely puts youth in the driving seat of their agenda. PAINT-Y aims to Inspire, Connect and facilitate Collaboration.

The meeting will be held at Dusit D2- 14Riverside Drive from 4 p.m to 7.30 p.m. You can also follow the conversation on twitter using the hashtags #PAINTY #PAINTY2018 #AgribusinessTalk254

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 17 October 2018 at 07:21


Are you a young entrepreneur in agribusiness aged between 16 and 35? Do you face challenges in the following aspects:

1. Quality and safety of the products

2. Meeting the market required standards

3. Processing technology

4. Packaging

The ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources through the Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) in partnership with Ministry of Commerce of People's Republic of China in Rwanda sent two RYAF members attend the training on biotechnology application in food industry in developing countries. After the completion of the training members will conduct a door to door consultancy to young agro-processors to help them improve on above mentioned aspects.

Fill the form HERE

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 15 October 2018 at 09:54

Youth in Agriculture Conference slated for November 2018

Young Emerging Farmers Initiative (YEFI) in partnership with AgriProFocus Network member Solidaridad Network Foundation, will be holding a Youth in Agriculture Conference planned to take place from 19th – 22nd November, 2018.

The conference which aims to enhance Private Sector Participation and Contribution to Agribusiness Growth for Youth Empowerment will be held under the theme ‘’Advancing Youth Empowerment in Agriculture through Youth inclusiveness in Agribusiness”.

It aims to foster an exchange among stakeholders on knowledge and best practices regarding the interfaces between agriculture, youth employment, entrepreneurship, ICT innovations, leading to prioritizing interventions going forward.

The event is expected to attract delegates from government, private sector, civil society organizations, academic institutions, cooperating partners, youths from different provinces.

It is hoped that the conference will provide areas f

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 11 October 2018 at 12:21

Nutrition, youth and mental health

World mental health day recognized with an event about youth and mental health in Addis Ababa

"Globally, 65% of people suffering from mental health challenges are youth," explained Mogus Mogussie, founder of AHA Psychological Services in Addis Ababa.  "There are many factors that can trigger mental health challenges. Youth face all kinds of pressures that can increase their propensity to suffer from mental health difficulties, including unemployment. Severe disorders with genetic roots are most likely to reveal themselves between ages 12 and 24. Almost one out of every three persons in Ethiopia is under the age of 26, so the mental health of our youth should be a big concern to us." 

W/ro Martha Tesfaye explained, "Poor maternal and childhood nutrition can increase the likelihood of troubles with mental health."  

"Its ok not to be ok," was one of the messages of the celebration of World Mental Health Day at Ras Amba Hotel in Addis Abab

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Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  16 October 2018, 15:00-18:00
  den Haag


Activating youngsters for local challenges with a broader impact.

U bent uitgenodigd op 16 oktober van 15.00u tot 18.00u voor het #Youth4change event bij RVO in Den Haag (Prinses Beatrixlaan 2), de kick-off van de One Young World Summit 2018.

Aanmelden voor het #Youth4change kan via deze link: #Youth4Change.

Na het welkomstwoord van de directeur RVO Tjerk Opmeer start de paneldiscussie waar we het thema jongerenwerkgelegenheid zullen bespreken. Het is een interactieve discussie, met veel ruimte voor opmerkingen van het publiek. Na een uur vat de moderator de discussie samen en zal de borrel beginnen.

De panelleden zijn:

- Hans Docter, Directeur Directie Duurzame Economische Ontwikkeling, Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken

- Diipa Khosla, social media influencer

- Beatrice Maneshi, Founder Catalystas

- Adnane Addioui, Young Leader Marokko

- Ramiro Gomes Monteiro, Young Leader Nederland

- Moderator: Theodore Klouvas, Orange Corners Africa

What: #Yo

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One Young World Summit 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  17 October 2018 to 20 October 2018 - All Day Event
  den Haag

One Young World Summit 2018  

Op 17 t/m 20 oktober 2018 vindt de One Young World Summit 2018 plaats in Den Haag. 1300 jongeren uit 196 verschillende landen zullen gaan deelnemen aan deze conferentie. Het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken - Directie Duurzame Economische ontwikkeling (DDE) - heeft 50 scholarships gefinancierd waarvan Team Orange Corners 20 jonge leiders en sociaal entrepreneurs afkomstig uit landen uit de MENA, Sahel en Hoorn regio heeft uitgenodigd om hieraan deel te nemen. We hebben als doel om de capaciteit van deze jongeren te vergroten en zo ook hun impact in de verschillende fragiele staten.

Special event:

16 oktober van 15.00u tot 18.00u het #Youth4change event bij RVO in Den Haag.

Posted By in Access to Finance Rwanda
Posted 3 October 2018 at 02:44

Agribusiness support opportunities at Business Development Fund Rwanda

Tired of the post graduate job hunt hustle? Do you have an agribusiness idea but lack funds to run it?

Worry no more! We can support or co-invest in your agribusiness venture as long as you have 10% of the total amount you need to start. 

Find more information Here

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Uganda
Posted 2 October 2018 at 08:48

Rural youth empowerment to mitigate international migration:

What is the relation between youth employment and education in agriculture and migration? And how should organizations working to improve food security via employment and education programs relate to the political agenda of mitigating (international) migration? These were questions discussed in another Community of Practice Youth in food systems Meet-up on September 11, 2018. Edukans and SNV presented insights from their experiences, followed by a lively debate with organizations active in this field – aiming at creating a better understanding of the eclectic relation between job creation, better skilled and qualified youth and the root causes of migration.

Drivers of youth migration

Many factors can play a role in the decision to migrate. A growing number of people are forced to leave their homes (e.g. because of natural disaster, climate change or conflict). An even larger number of people migrate because they perceive there ar

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 1 October 2018 at 03:30

Appel à Candidature Caravane 2018

 AgriProFocus et ses partenaires lancent un appel à candidature pour la 5ème édition de la caravane des jeunes pour l’entreprenariat agricole du 01 au 09 Dcembre 2018 dans les régions de

Bamako, du Burkina-Faso et de la Côte d’Ivoire

Pour participer à l’évènement inscrivez vous  ICI

Date limite des inscriptions 21/10/2018

En P.J : l'appel à candidature 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 October 2018 at 09:55

Call for proposals for youth-led Water and Climate projects. GET SUPPORT!

The Youth for Water and Climate #YWC Platform is looking for youth-led projects!

Deadline to submit: 16 October 2018.

This call for proposals has been designed to identify, encourage and support youth engagement related to water management and climate change adaptation. It is made possible thanks to the International Secretariat for Water and the contribution of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and will enable youth from around the world to access financial support to help implement innovative and creative water and climate projects.

Activities and timeline

Submission deadline: 16 October 2018. All project submissions received in that period will be admissible.  
Announcement of the results to the project leaders: 9 November – 2 December 2018.
Showcase of winning projects: COP24 – December 2018

View the full details of the call here.

Download the project template here.

How to apply

To apply, fill out the pro

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 28 September 2018 at 10:13

Vacancy at Women Deliver

Position: Regional Coordinator, Youth Engagement

Employment status: Consultant (on a part-time basis)

Duration: 3 years and approx. 20 hours per week

Location: Kampala, Uganda/ Nairobi Kenya

Deadline: 25th October, 2018

Job details and how to apply here

Women Deliver is a leading global advocacy organization. We build capacity, forge partnerships, create networks, develop messages and catalyze actions that spark political commitment and investment in the health, rights, and well being of girls and women throughout the world. We bring together diverse voices and interests to share solutions and drive progress in gender equality.


There is a preference for Kenyan and Ugandan Nationals to apply; non-Nationals will also be considered assuming language proficiency.



Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  04 November 2019 to 06 November 2019 - All Day Event

Le Youth Ag Summit est une occasion unique de créer des liens et d’autonomiser la prochaine génération de décideurs du changement agricole. Tous les deux ans, 100 jeunes leaders mondiaux âgés de 18 à 25 ans sont réunis pour le réseautage, les débats, la formation professionnelle et le développement de projets. Le but final : Donner aux jeunes les moyens d’agir concrètement sur l’un des problèmes les plus pressants de l’humanité: comment nourrir une planète affamée.

La quatrième édition du sommet Youth Ag sera organisée à Brasilia, au Brésil, du 4 au 6 novembre 2019. Une fois encore, 100 jeunes délégués du monde entier seront choisis pour y participer. 

Informations et candidature sur :

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 26 September 2018 at 06:57

Looking forward to meeting and interacting with like-minded youth involved in agribusiness and livestock.

Gloria Kyomugisha Hello Kristofer, a warm welcome to the AgriProFocus network where we work towards linking different agribusiness stakeholders (local and international) to make agribusiness work for development. You can also Join in on our Youth in Agribusiness discussions via:

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